||Rookie. The Canadian finished 18th in Web.com Tour earnings, then improved his number at q-school, so we're weighing that moxie in his prime against just six TOUR starts.
||Rookie. Finished 16th in Web.com Tour earnings. It's taken some time to reach this level, but his touch on and around greens should translate. Horse for courses, too.
||Always good for one or two top fives but he maintains a light schedule by comparison.
||Rewarded patient gamers that rode out his first 12 starts without a top 25. Wound up with three top 10s, but missed a career-high 14 cuts and withdrew once.
||Really tough to endorse coming off his worst year. Posted just one top 35 in his last 22 starts. Ranked 180th in the all-around.
||Coming off a third consecutive disappointing season to reset our expectations. Fallen in the all-around ranking every year since a career-high sixth in 2008.
||Finished 11th in Web.com Tour earnings. Didn't win in 2012 but led his circuit in top 10s with 10. Somebody wants to get after it again in the big leagues.
||Rookie. Finished 10th in Web.com Tour earnings. Missed 12 cuts, but rang up five top 10s with a win. At best, he has value in deep, full-season formats.
||Won the Web.com Tour Championship to finish ninth in earnings. In three previous trips to the PGA TOUR (all via Web.com), he failed to crack the top 155 on the money list.
||Fully exempt again via q-school. Possesses the knack to go low and putt lights out, just not over four rounds. Invest late but remain patient.
||Burning a career earnings exemption. Coming off his worst season at 140th in earnings. Fallen every year in the all-around since ranking 10th in 2008; placed 189th in 2012.
||Always finds a way to make some noise, but you might be holding your breath for a while.
||Low-grade resource when you're not in position to take any more risks.
||In 2008 and 2009, this q-school grad had little trouble retaining his card, but he's entering his prime now. He's earned my benefit of the doubt.
||Continues to skate on thin ice as it relates to status. Now a q-school grad again (2009), he'll play more often but he's lacked consistency for some time.
||Climbed a few spots in the overall pecking order via q-school. Sits near the bottom of the reshuffle. Needs a hot start but hasn't had a top 30 on West Coast Swing since 2009.
||He did it. He secured his card for his age-49 season. Value only in the deepest of formats since he can set his schedule.
||Ted Potter, Jr.
||In the true form of a winner, picked off his maiden victory following an 0-for-5 skid. If you invest, you're in for the long haul. Short-term owners will get frustrated.
||For finishing inside top 70 in earnings (70th), he's exempt into the invitationals (Palmer, Colonial, Memorial). Worth a late look.
||Sleeper as a q-school grad (T10) in the reshuffle. Played the PGA TOUR in 2011 and survived 16 cuts. Needs to figure out how to close.
||Underwent back surgery in August. Hopes to start hitting balls again early in 2013. Has five starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $76,336 and retain status.
||Finished 14th in earnings on Web.com Tour, but took his foot off the pedal late in the year. Futile tee-to-green splits are worthy of concern.
||Rookie. Right out of college (UNLV) via q-school. While he's a 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links finalist and 2012 Palmer Cupper, he's flown under the radar. Just keep an eye on him.
||Highest in world ranking of all non-members to close 2012. Won twice on European Tour. Fulfilled goal to qualify for the Ryder Cup. Hasn't had a top 20 in a major since 2003.
||The q-school grad has alternated between the PGA and Web.com Tours since 2009. Fantasy gamers that invested during that stretch are looking elsewhere in 2013.
||Rookie. Finished sixth in Web.com Tour earnings. Won twice; Rookie. Finished sixth in Web.com Tour earnings. Won twice; ranked fourth in all-around. Giant question mark on how his game translates. Reshuffle spot worth a late risk.
||Rookie. At eighth in earnings on Web.com Tour, he was worst among the multiple winners. Failed to maintain summer mojo over last six starts. Let your opposition bite.
||Rookie. Finished 23rd in Web.com Tour earnings, worst among rookies coming off that circuit.
||Rookie. The q-school grad enjoyed a successful career at Augusta State. Wish he sat higher in the opening reshuffle, but keep him on your radar entering March.
||Went 15-for-25, but finished a surprising 144th in earnings to lose fully exempt status. Ranked fourth in GIR, but has never been able to shed the grinder label.
||Last of the 25 Web.com Tour grads. Hold off on investing until he climbs out of the depths of the reshuffle.
||Joey Snyder III
||Returned to the PGA TOUR after five-year layoff (neck, shoulder); went 1-for-8 (T9, Disney). Still has 17 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $534,665 and retain status.
||Finished 20th in Web.com Tour earnings. Managed a co-runner-up at the 2010 Mayakoba, but still finished outside the top 150 on the money list. Tough to forget about it.
||Had surgeries (left wrist) in March and right around Halloween. Out until March or April of 2013. Has 21 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $590,290 and retain status.
||The q-school grad is back on TOUR for the second time (2008). He's gone just 20-for 44 with three top 10s on the Web.com Tour the last two years.
||Finished 17th in Web.com Tour earnings on which he sits first all-time in money. In five previous seasons with status on the PGA TOUR, he hasn't cracked the top 140 in earnings.
||Paul Haley II
||Rookie. Finished 12th in Web.com Tour earnings. Disappeared in the second half and authored uninspiring splits tee to green overall.
||Coming off consecutive below-average seasons. Now restricted with conditional status (139th in earnings). His fairways-hit split of 60.59 percent in 2012 was a career worst.
||A strong Fall Series vaulted him from 188th to 143rd on the money list. Ranked sixth in GIR, and ended the year with eight consecutive cuts made. Deep sleeper.
||It's rarely wise to invest in guys that bank five-sixths of their earnings in one event as he did with a playoff loss at The Greenbrier Classic.
||Rookie. Finished 15th in Web.com Tour earnings. Strong tools and a ton of experience in the minors could evolve into midseason value.
||As a conditional member (146th in earnings), he has priority above Past Champion status for the first time since 2006, but his schedule may not play out much differently.
||Saddled with conditional status, but he finished 124th in earnings in 2011 on Past Champion status. Seventeen cuts made this year is a five-year high.
||For the first time since he broke onto the TOUR in 2002, he's not fully exempt. Strapped with conditional status (142nd in earnings) and coming off his worst year of putting.
||Winner of five events worldwide this year. Consider that he was on the Challenge Tour in 2011 ... and didn't win. A stud in the making, but still a non-member.
||Cut his season short in June due to a herniated disc. Starts 2013 on a Major Medical Extension affording him 11 starts to earn $495,134 and retain status.
||After top fives on the Aloha Swing, failed to crack the top 25 among six cuts made in his last 18 starts. Landed 121st in FedExCup points.
||Doug LaBelle II
||Finished 24th in Web.com Tour earnings. Horse for courses buried in the reshuffle.
||Dropped from 130th (2011) to 133rd (2012) in earnings, but he's no longer fully exempt. Logged three of his four top 25s in his last six starts. Midseason potential as a pickup.
||Outside the top 125 in earnings (128th) for the third time in four years. Back on conditional status, so leave him for the free-agent pile.